The Truth In The Story Of Oedipus The King

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Oedipus is the perfect example of one who does not know himself. Throughout the story, Oedipus is not true to himself, and he avoids the truth in general. He does not believe that he killed Laius among other things. When Tiresias claims that Oedipus was the murderer, Oedipus was automatically offended, saying that Tiresias could be the murderer. Oedipus did not consider the events of Laius’ murder; therefore, he did not consider that he did in fact kill him. When Oedipus finally comes to terms with himself, realizing who he really is, he exclaims, “All come true, all burst to light!... I stand revealed at last-…”. Oedipus realizes who is and what he has done. He did everything to prevent getting to know himself, but when he finally did, he
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